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W.L. Gore & Associates SITKA Gear Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader in Bozeman, Montana

SITKA Gear Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader (201314)

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. .

About the Industry: Gore's pioneering contributions to the science of comfort and protection create fabrics for a range of activities and conditions. Learn more at

About the Role: We are looking for a Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader who enables the brand to drive profitable sales and margin through the creation and maintenance of merchandise and sales plans, open-to-buy strategies, inventory flow, inventory control, promotional and clearance strategies to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. Building strong partnership with various leaders within the organization (Product, Marketing, Digital & Wholesale Sales) will be crucial to producing plans to drive financial goals. The Merchandise & Sales Planning Leader will play a key-role in the inventory governance process and, informed by the annual merchandise financial plan, will be responsible to manage the overall stock position and deliver against the revenue plan.


Leading and establishing best-in-class Merchandising & Sales Planning process and team fully aligned with our overall brand strategy, purpose-led positioning and with the seasonal merchandising strategy in strong relationship with brand GTM calendar to ensure seamless execution and strong accelerated growth

Working in partnership with finance, commercial leader, and category marketing on the development of yearly and seasonal merchandise financial plans across Revenue, COGS, Discounts, Margins, ASP and Units

Managing monthly Open-to-Buy process and report out on key metrics such as sales, turns, stock cover, and inventory ageing

Partnering with GTM team to develop the channel merchandise long-range planning in alignment with the brand overarching strategy and financial expectations

Setting elevated standards of merchandise / assortment / sales management processes with focus on ongoing performance optimization across all channels

Optimizing ways of working by contributing in setting up new processes, tools and reports

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in related field

At least 7 years of relevant work experience in Merchandise and Sales Planning within the branded apparel industry

At least 3 years of previous leadership experience; having direct responsibility for driving performance and development initiatives

Deep understanding of the fast-paced retail environment and merchandising success factors on direct-to-consumer platforms

Excellent analytical skills

Outstanding business- and financial acumen, consumer-first, data savvy and brand-driven mindset

Highly performance driven and result-oriented team player who is getting things done, high maturity in managing organizational complexity and effective communication

Strategic and operational decision-making
Desired Qualifications:

At least 5 years of experience with planning and ERP software
Design, development, and implementation of new processes or systems specific to Merchandise and/or Sales Planning
What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, Health & Well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development.
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We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.


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Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)